Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


539

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in mesic to submesic forests, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Deciduous/Semi-evergreen
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Greenish
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5 sepals
5 petals
5 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Celastrales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Euonymus americanus   FAMILY Celastraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Euonymus americanus   FAMILY Celastraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 113-03-002:
Euonymus americanus   FAMILY Celastraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Euonymus americana

 

COMMON NAME:
Hearts-a-bustin', Strawberry-bush


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image of Euonymus americanus, Hearts-a-bustin', Strawberry-bush

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_euam7_001_lvd

        

image of Euonymus americanus, Hearts-a-bustin', Strawberry-bush

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_euam9_001_lvd

        

image of Euonymus americanus, Hearts-a-bustin', Strawberry-bush

JK Marlow    jkm0403d_28

March    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Twigs green, slender, 4-sided, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

image of Euonymus americanus, Hearts-a-bustin', Strawberry-bush

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeamericanus_flwrwadb

April    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Inconspicuous flat, greenish-cream flowers, per Wild Flowers of NC, 2nd edition.

image of Euonymus americanus, Hearts-a-bustin', Strawberry-bush

Gill Newberry    gn05_e_americanus_flower

May        

1-3 flowers on a solitary axillary peduncle about half the leaf length, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Euonymus americanus, Hearts-a-bustin', Strawberry-bush

Gill Newberry    gn05_e_americanus_flowers

May        

image of Euonymus americanus, Hearts-a-bustin', Strawberry-bush

Gill Newberry    gn05_img_8364

May        

image of Euonymus americanus, Hearts-a-bustin', Strawberry-bush

JK Marlow    jkm0305p_09

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Leaves thin, lanceolate to ovate, subsessile, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.

image of Euonymus americanus, Hearts-a-bustin', Strawberry-bush

Keith Bradley    kab_e_americanus_7737

May        NC

image of Euonymus americanus, Hearts-a-bustin', Strawberry-bush

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeamericanus_flwrlr1b

May    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

The 1/2" flowers have five yellowish or brownish-green ovate petals, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Euonymus americanus, Hearts-a-bustin', Strawberry-bush

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeamericanus_flwrlr2

May    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

image of Euonymus americanus, Hearts-a-bustin', Strawberry-bush

JK Marlow    jkm150712_429

July    Pickens County    SC

image of Euonymus americanus, Hearts-a-bustin', Strawberry-bush

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_euonymus_americanus_2

August        

image of Euonymus americanus, Hearts-a-bustin', Strawberry-bush

Jim Fanning    jcf_heartsabustin2

September    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

image of Euonymus americanus, Hearts-a-bustin', Strawberry-bush

JK Marlow    jkm060911_001

September    Greenville County    SC

image of Euonymus americanus, Hearts-a-bustin', Strawberry-bush

Keith Bradley    kab_e_americanus_2020

September    Polk County    NC

image of Euonymus americanus, Hearts-a-bustin', Strawberry-bush

Gill Newberry    gn10_e_americanus_fruits

October        

image of Euonymus americanus, Hearts-a-bustin', Strawberry-bush

Gill Newberry    gn10_e_fruits_close_up

October        

Fruit a warty red capsule that splits at maturity revealing orange-red seeds, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.